Re: Female Superheores On Screen
Katniss in no way was a weakling that needed to be saved all the time. She not only is one of, if not the favorite to win The Hunger Games, a fact brought up numerous times, but it is a major plot point that Peeta has no hope of beating her. She's the best competitor in the Games. Peeta is the one who has to be dragged along.
I don't know why you are so focused on how a female superhero is supposed to act anyways. Being female is not the defining aspect of their characters. A character like Katniss could absolutely work (and does as the success of THG shows), but each hero is different. Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk are all very different characters, and each would have to be approached differently.
But the claims made for many years is that people (especially men) will not go to see a female lead action film (which THG is). THG showed conclusively that that is false. I'm not in any way saying that it should be copied verbatim, just that it makes pursuing a female superhero film worthwhile.